Listed Building

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ACADEMY STREET, EAST PARISH CHURCHLB35125

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/06/1981
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Burgh
Inverness
NGR
NH 66642 45512
Coordinates
266642, 845512

Description

1798; almost entirely rebuilt, 1853 large additions, Ross

& Macbeth, 1897-8. Behind the front of 1897-8 is the earlier

building, a plain rubble-built galleried rectangle. Front of

1897-8. Lombardic Gothic, snecked, squared and stugged rubble

with polished ashlar dressings. In centre broad gable containing gableted pointed-arched entrance under broad traceried

windows; gable flanked at left by plain 2-storey stair tower

containing door under pointed window with gableted

dormerhead; at right of gable similar stair tower but

surmounted by squat octagonal tower with cusped belfry openings

and crenellated parapet with pinnacled angle bartizans and

topped by short slated octagonal spire; at angles of main

gable and towers pinnacled clasping buttresses.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Originally built as

Established chapel-of-ease, The Minister and congregation

came out at the Disruption and retained use of the church.

References

Bibliography

FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE, vi, 468; ix, 653; William Ewing

ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, ii, 208, NEW

STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv, 29; INVERNESS COURIER, Aug 11,

1853; July 7, 1901; Jan 8, 1897; and information courtesy of

the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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